During the filming of a high school quiz show at the State House Friday, a student was asked what he liked about finance.
“Money,” he responded.
Despite the laughs that followed, the quiz show sponsored by the Massachusetts Bankers Association was aimed at a serious issue: expanding financial education in Massachusetts schools. In the wake of the last recession, in which poor decisions by home buyers, borrowers, and investors played a role, many economic policy makers say improving financial literacy has become increasingly important.
“I don’t mean we should blame all the households for what happened. Far from it,” said Jeff Fuhrer, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. “But just some of them would have protected themselves from the predatory lending.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.